September 2014

1st assembly august 2014

We had a good session two weeks ago, with Dan, Roger, Clayton and myself. The frame for the oil coolers is in place, with them mounted. The water header tank, courtesy of OBP, is also in place. The welding on the tank is gorgeous! OBP have kindly offered to make up the water pipe bends for us after we got them modelled up.
The supercharger belts are all in place, thanks to new partner, Gates. Transdev have also been very helpful on the technical side to finalise the belts and pulleys for the best fit.
Goodridge have been really helpful in supplying all the fittings for the oil lines, water connections and brake lines.
Harrison billet brakes are supplying brake pads to go with their superb callipers.
SRS and NGK continue to be powerful partners in enabling us to finalise the engine and accessories as we approach the stage where we can run the engine up.
Solidworks has proved to be equally useful as Dan designs and modifies parts. He only did one day training, and now seems pretty conversant with the package, which proves how easy it is to grasp; no offence Dan!
We have the injector plugs as Clayton starts the engine wiring, and talks are going ahead with a couple of ECU companies as we have been let down on that front. We already have a firm interested, so are just looking at alternatives before committing.
Ash has done a remarkable job on the oil system. It is a work of art, and is exactly what Dan envisaged.
We will be featuring at the Engineering Shows on the 11th and 12th November at the NEC.

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Progress.

Sorry I have not put anything on recently, but people have been busy. We are slowly finalising the water and oil lines, and hope to have them all hooked up in the next three weeks. Dan and Roger are starting to work with Clayton to sort the wiring so that we can start the engine… The oil tank mount has been finished, and final fitting is taking place to allow any other brackets before powder coating.
The North Lindsey students did us proud with the show body, and the project will be exhibiting at the NEC for the five engineering shows on the 11th and 12th of November, supported by SRS Rail UK.
Gates belts have come on board and are providing vital knowledge for the project. Thanks also to Transdev who have also been helping out.

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Rail Live 2014 with SRS International

SRS International Rail Systems Limited
The Angelic Bulldog Project will be attending the Rail Live show at Long Marston, Warwickshire on the 18th and 19th June. We will supporting our new lead partner SRS International.

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Body Reveal

Gabriel Uttley, SRS International and the college team at the hand over of the model streamliner body at North Lindsey College

Thanks to our friends at North Lindsey College the Angelic Bulldog Project now has a full size model of the streamliner.  North Lindsey College tutor, Steve Ruddick and the Level 2 and 3 Motor Vehicle Refinishing students produced the model. The model is 17ft long and will be used by Gabriel in shows and exhibitions around the country.

Gabriel Uttley and SRS International at the hand over of the model streamliner body at North Lindsey College

We were very pleased to have SRS International Limited, our new lead partner, with us at the handover presentation.

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Rail Live 2014

The Angelic Bulldog Project will be attending the Rail Live show at Long Marston, Warwickshire on the 18th and 19th June.  We will supporting our new lead partner SRS International.

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presentation day, Wednesday, 30th April

North Lindsey College logo

On Wednesday, 30th April at 2pm the students of North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe will officially hand over the show body they have made to the Angelic Bulldog Project. 24 students have been working on the body, and have formed the fibreglass over 67 sections of 4 inch thick foam which were kindly cut by Mill Stainless in Wisbech. Project manager Steve Ruddick has liaised closely with Roger Trundle and myself to create a stunning full-size model of the streamliner which will really help us to be more professional at shows.

Mill-Stainless-logo

In addition, our new partner, SRS Rail Systems, is assisting us with logistics, taking the engine down to Wisbech for us to get the water pipes fitted after the presentation in Scunthorpe.

SRS International Rail Systems Limited

It is hoped to forge more links with North Lindsey College for the benefit of both parties, especially the aspiring student engineers. An increased awareness of the possibilities for employment with our partners could be a big bonus for students!

Anyone is welcome to attend on Wednesday, just get in touch with Steve Ruddick at the college, or ring me.

Regards, Gabriel.

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